Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula
Directed by YEON Sang-Ho
Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best-or worst-of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
Four years after TRAIN TO BUSAN, a soldier who escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive.
Cast: Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun
Loved those kids! Hell could the older child drive!
mediocre zombie flick, cgi chases, not train to busan level
Train to Busan was an amazing, one of a kind zombie movie. This is... not. They took a true masterpiece, and then hacked together a cliche filled mess of random plots and ideas, and a whole lot of idiocy, to make something that just failed all around. Idiotic characters doing stupid things, insane action sequences that make no sense and would never work, and a lot of pointless plot points that are there just because. Do yourself a favor and avoid this entirely.
C'mon! You can only be surprised by "Train to Busan" once; at least this worthy sequel didn't try to hit the same marks——it took likable characters in a different, exciting, nail-biting direction. Besides, you didn't want a rehash of "Train," did you? I think we are seeing a better movie for that risk-taking. And there WAS an element that was rehashed: the theme of redemption. But redemption, that's a valid theme to revisit. With the Thunderdome and all the vehicles charging to the harbor in the last act, I felt like we were George Miller territory. That's not a complaint, just an observation. A very exciting picture!
Huge let down. It feels like they wanted to take the franchise in a "Fast and the Furious" direction. A few solid scenes, but most of the action has no weight. If you want more Train to Busan, I'd recommend Seoul Station over this one.